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Week 17: Designing the Music Performance Season

The Art of Curriculum Design. We are nearing the end of our six month series where we have been exploring the why and how of curriculum design via an Arts Appreciation course created through an [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|

Week 16: “Viewing” Music

The Art of Curriculum Design. We are about 2/3 through this six month series where we have been exploring the why and how of curriculum design via an Arts Appreciation course created through an arts [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|

The Art of Microscopy

Microscopes are synonymous with fancy science laboratories and advanced scientific discoveries. They are seemingly out of reach for elementary schools with tight budgets and young learners. Even if teachers do have access to these devices [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|

Putting the Performance in Performance Task

I have been an arts educator for almost 2 decades, and in that time I have frequently felt left out, isolated, and treated as if my subject was just a reward for kids who read, [...]

By | June 6th, 2016|

Categories of Color STEAM Lesson

Overview: In this lesson, students explore the qualities of color and categorize them organically. Grade level: K-1  |  Content Areas: Math and Visual Art If there's one thing that gets visual art educators passionately talking, [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|

Week 15: The Major and Minor of Music

The Art of Curriculum Design. We are about 2/3 through this six month series where we have been exploring the why and how of curriculum design via an Arts Appreciation course created through an arts [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|

Groove Pizza

Have you checked out the app Groove Pizza? It is a project that came out of the NYU MusEd lab, and it is fabulous. There are so many ways that you could use this to integrate [...]

By | May 24th, 2016|

Week 14: Introduction to Music

The Art of Curriculum Design. We are about 2/3 through this six month series where we have been exploring the why and how of curriculum design via an Arts Appreciation course created through an arts [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|

Dancing Shape Attributes STEAM Lesson

Overview: In this lesson connecting math shape attributes and creating dance movements to solve a problem, students explore how to use their bodies to demonstrate shapes within categories. Grades: 2-3 | Content areas: Math and [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|

I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold

I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, Charles Demuth, 1928 Are you looking for a culminating, Arts integrated project for the end of the year? Whatever your topic may be, this project could [...]

By | May 17th, 2016|

Week 13: Designing the Dance Performance Season

The Art of Curriculum Design. We are about 2/3 through this six month series where we have been exploring the why and how of curriculum design via an Arts Appreciation course created through an arts [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|

Slammin’ Poetry: High School Arts Integration Lesson

Overview: In this high school arts integration lesson, students are pairing the 5 elements found in slam poetry for creating rhythm with the elements of theater to create a slam poetry performance. Content Areas: Writing [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|

Week 12: Viewing Jazz & Hip Hop Dance

**FREE LESSON PLAN DOWNLOAD INCLUDED BELOW** Welcome to The Art of Curriculum Design. In this six month series we are exploring the why and how of curriculum design via an Arts Appreciation course created through [...]

By | May 9th, 2016|

Thank You!! – Teacher Appreciation Week

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and we are taking time to Thank A Teacher.  Well, you know that we just can’t thank one, as we have a love for education and both of us happen to [...]

By | May 5th, 2016|

12 Bar Blues STEAM Lesson

Overview: In this STEAM lesson, students explore the concept of pattern rules in math as a connection with the 12 Bar Blues structure in music. Grades: 4-6  |  Content Areas: Math and Music When it [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|

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